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2632-6779 (Print)  

2633-6898 (Online)


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Call for Papers

Who's Afraid of Academic Writing? Alleviating Anxiety, Fear, and Stress for University Students

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Guest Editor

Dr Wong Jock Onn

Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore


Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in TESOL: Opportunities, Issues, and Perspectives

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Guest Editors

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mark Bedoya Ulla

Walailak University, Thailand


Asso. Prof. Dr. Mark Feng Teng

Macao Polytechnic University, China


Eye-Tracking in Second Language Teaching and Assessment: Advances and Challenges

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Guest Editors

Dr Nicola Latimer

Dr Sathena Chan

Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment, University of Bedfordshire, UK


Communicating beyond the University: The Asian Workplace

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Guest Editors

A/Prof LEE Kooi Cheng,  Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore

A/Prof Radhika JAIDEV,  Centre for Communication Skills, Singapore Institute of Technology


Guide for Organizing a Special Issue in the International Journal of TESOL Studies

The International Journal of TESOL Studies (IJTS) welcomes proposals for Special Issues that focus on specific topics within the field of TESOL Studies. Special Issues provide an opportunity to explore emerging trends, innovative research, and critical issues relevant to TESOL Studies. This document outlines the guidelines for organizing a Special Issue in the journal:


Proposal Submission: Interested researchers and scholars should submit a proposal to the Special Issue Editor(s) of the International Journal of TESOL Studies. The proposal should include a clear and concise description of the theme, its significance within the TESOL field, and the rationale for organizing a Special Issue. Additionally, the proposal should highlight the potential contributions and expected outcomes of the Special Issue.


Review and Approval: The Special Issue Editor(s) will review the proposal and evaluate its suitability for publication in IJTS. They will consider factors such as the relevance of the theme to the journal’s scope, the potential for quality submissions, and the overall significance of the proposed Special Issue. If the proposal is deemed suitable, it will be approved for further development.


Call for Papers: Once the proposal is approved, a Call for Papers will be issued by the Special Issue Editor(s). The call should provide clear guidelines for authors, including the theme and objectives of the Special Issue, submission deadlines, formatting requirements, and any specific instructions for manuscript preparation. The Call for Papers will be disseminated widely through various channels, such as the journal’s website, academic networks, relevant conferences, and mailing lists.


Manuscript Submission and Review: Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts for consideration in the Special Issue. All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process, adhering to the journal’s standard review procedures. The Special Issue Editor(s) will select qualified reviewers with expertise in the specific topic area to evaluate the submissions. Reviewers will assess the quality, originality, and relevance of each manuscript, providing constructive feedback for authors to revise and improve their work.


Editorial Workflow: The Special Issue Editor(s) will work closely with authors to ensure that accepted manuscripts meet the journal’s formatting and style requirements. They may request revisions and provide guidance to enhance clarity, coherence, and adherence to academic standards. Effective communication between the Special Issue Editor(s) and authors is essential to ensure a smooth editorial workflow.


Compilation and Publication: Once all accepted manuscripts have undergone necessary revisions, the Special Issue will be compiled. The Special Issue Editor(s) will organize the articles in a logical sequence, potentially including an introduction or editorial piece to provide context and highlight the contributions of the Special Issue. The completed Special Issue will be published in IJTS, depending on the journal’s publication schedule.


Promotion and Dissemination: The IJTS and its publisher will actively promote the Special Issue to maximize its visibility and impact. The journal’s website, social media platforms, and relevant academic networks will be utilized to showcase the Special Issue. The Special Issue Editor(s) are encouraged to disseminate information about the Special Issue through their professional networks, conferences, and mailing lists to reach a broader audience within the TESOL community.